While the beginning of coaching research was primarily dedicated to questions of global effectiveness and output in coaching, theoretical and empirical interest on the coaching process itself has recently gathered momentum. The perspective and behavior of the participants involved – coach, client, and, possibly, stakeholders – are thereby considered. Empirical findings about HOW coaching is interactively co-constructed, i.e., how coach and client work together to enable learning and change along the coaching process, are of particular practical relevance for the professionalization and further development of coaching practice as well as coaching education and training.
The aim of our topical collection is to bring together cutting-edge empirical and theoretical reflections and findings on the coaching process from the (inter)national scientific community to consolidate and extend our coaching process knowledge and to make it accessible to a broader audience. We invite research- and theory-based contributions as well as research-methodical reflections (in both, German and English) on the following (and other) topics:
- Empirical approaches to the coaching process and to the co-construction of the coach-client interaction: Possibilities and challenges
- Methodologies / Methods of coaching process research
- Insights from coaching process research and their practical application
- Impact of setting on the coaching process (online coaching, face-to-face coaching, or blended coaching)
- Similarities and differences between the coaching process and other counseling processes such as supervision, therapy, etc.
- Interventions in coaching and their linguistic-interactive realization by coach and client
- The relationship between local and global effectiveness in coaching
- Side effects in coaching and their emergence along the coaching process
- The in-situ linguistic-interactive realization of the established success factors in coaching
- The coaching relationship on the level of conversation and process
- The influence of third parties on the coaching interaction
- The emergence of significant events in coaching (moments of insight, etc.)
- Coaching in the first language vs. coaching in a second or foreign language
- Metaphors in coaching
If you are interested in submitting a contribution for the topical collection, please send a short expression of interest (incl. thematic scope, working title, and timeline) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions and online first publications are possible at any time. All submitted articles undergo a double-blind peer review process.
We look forward to your submissions!
Eva-Maria Graf, University of Klagenfurt, and Robert Wegener, University of Applied Sciences Nordwestschweiz/Olten